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اتحاد إمارات الجنوب العربي
Federation of Arab Emirates of the South
Protectorate of the United Kingdom

1959–1962
Capital Not specified
Language(s) Arabic
Political structure Protectorate
Historical era Cold War
 - Established February 11, 1959
 - Disestablished April 4, 1962

The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South (Arabic: اتحاد إمارات الجنوب العربي‎) was an organization of states within the British Aden Protectorate in what would become South Yemen. The Federation of six states was inaugurated in the British Colony of Aden on 11 February 1959. It subsequently added nine states and, on 4 April 1962, became known as the Federation of South Arabia. This was joined by the Aden Colony on 18 January 1963.

Founding states

Subsequent members

References and further reading

  • Paul Dresch. A History of Modern Yemen. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • R.J. Gavin. Aden Under British Rule: 1839-1967. London: C. Hurst & Company, 1975.
  • Tom Little. South Arabia: Arena of Conflict. London: Pall Mall Press, 1968.


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